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Senior Chinese Copywriter

Hi! We’re Madwell.

We’re an independent advertising & marketing agency that began with offices in Brooklyn, New York and Denver, Colorado. We believe in being truly full-service, with strategy, creative, and media all working together on one team. After 8 years in business and over 100 people in the US, we’ve opened our first global office in Hong Kong. And we’re looking for smart, creative people like you to join us.  

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Who You Are

You are an experienced and self-aware writer and concepter. You have worked at agencies in the past, and you know how to balance quality and quantity at every turn. You are a generous communicator and strategic mind, insightful enough to locate a brand or human truth and confident enough to share that with your clients, team, and mentees. You’re the Senior Copywriter we’ve been looking for, and we want you on our team.

What You’ll Do

As a Senior Copywriter at Madwell, you will play an essential role in helping us lay the groundwork at our brand-new Hong Kong office. You will write and concept across all mediums, from the big idea to daily content creation. You will take ownership over the quality and integrity of your work from concept to delivery, maintaining the core message along the way. You will work closely with your teammates in design, strategy, social, media, and development (as well as other writers) to get that message through.


  • Creating work in elegant Chinese, both spoken and written. (Cantonese required, Mandarin nice to have)
  • Communicate with your team and client in English
  • Leading ideation and writing cross-medium copy for a portfolio of accounts, including: campaign concepts, taglines, web copy, social content, experiential stunts
  • Developing decks and presenting your work in collaboration with your teams
  • Helping to unearth strategic insights and working with your teams to convert them into compelling creative
  • Ensuring your work is always on tone, on brand, and on time
  • Overseeing the work of more junior copywriters on your team
  • Contributing to new business pitches and proposals as needed
  • Editing your work (and others’) for logic, grammar, and consistency
  • Completing all assigned work on deadline and regularly communicating status updates to managers and teammates

Our Must-Haves

  • The ultimate command of Cantonese, Mandarin, and English (words salute you)
  • Proven ability to effortlessly flex and bend your tone to support any product or brand
  • Comfortable representing yourself, your team, and your ideas in front of a group
  • The eager, stubborn resolve to approach a problem again and again from different angles
  • Wise to the nature of writing in advertising (with the thick skin to prove it)
  • Even-keeled under pressure
  • A tireless work ethic and sense of professional pride and purpose
  • Still in possession of a “Wouldn’t it be cool if…” outlook on life
  • Equal parts confidence, humility, empathy, and desire to learn
  • An objectively awesome human being

Where You’ve Been

  • 7+ years of professional writing experience in a creative agency setting

We offer a competitive salary, collaborate work environment, and plenty of room for growth. Includes paid vacation, insurance, parental leave, and company activities.

Interested? Send Us:

  • Your CV
  • A nontraditional cover letter that involves zero copy-paste. We’re humans. Write to us.
  • A link to your portfolio

Our Diversity Commitment

We celebrate diversity in our employees and we’re committed to building a safe and inclusive workplace environment where we all can thrive. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage future Madwellians from traditionally underrepresented and underserved communities to apply.


No phone calls or recruiters please.


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